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2014-04-01 08:26:47

National "GYT: Get Yourself Tested" Campaign Successfully Reaching Youth to Increase STD Awareness and Testing, According to New Study NEW YORK, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The sixth annual national GYT: Get Yourself Tested campaign will kick off on Tuesday, April 1, in honor of National STD Awareness Month, with on-air, online, and on-the-ground activities across the country. GYT is designed to promote sexual health and address the disproportionately high rates of sexually...

2014-03-27 20:21:44

"An all-woman panel of judges understood that common-sense limits on abortion are both legal and desirable for protecting women from abortion industry abuses," said AUL's Dr. Charmaine Yoest. WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest applauded a decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in which a Texas regulation of chemical abortion drugs and requirements for hospital admitting privileges were upheld,...

2014-03-27 08:34:33

New Advocacy Grants Will Strengthen Reproductive Health Rights in Nicaragua, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Uganda NEW YORK, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the launch of a multi-faceted $50 million reproductive health program to prevent maternal deaths and help more women freely and safely make decisions about when to have children. At the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning, Michael R. Bloomberg committed $50 million to Family Planning 2020...

2014-02-27 08:30:38

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tewodros Melesse, Director-General of the London-based International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), has posted a blog on the Huffington Post, urging supporters of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights to renew their fight around the Globe in the wake of recent setbacks. Recent human rights infringements and discriminatory government actions in Australia, Nigeria, Uganda and Russia have led IPPF to reassert its...

2014-02-19 08:27:03

Online Social Learning Network Adds Author Gloria Feldt to Its Dynamic Platform PHOENIX, Ariz., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- sageCrowd, the online social learning network for personal & professional development, announced that Gloria Feldt Take the Lead Women Channel is open for advance registration. Take The Lead channel offers women concepts and skills to help them move into leadership roles. The lessons are based on Feldt's book 'No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We...

2014-01-07 16:25:44

U.S. overall receives "C-" second year in a row Only 17 states receive "B-"or higher; 13 states receive failing grade Detailed reports and releases on each state at http://populationinstitute.org/reportcard/ WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Population Institute today released its second annual report card on reproductive health and rights in the U.S., and the results were not encouraging. Thirteen states receive a failing grade, and the U.S. as a whole received a...

2013-11-12 12:27:09

TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) joined the Texas Lieutenant Governor and 60 Texas legislators in standing up for women's health and the unborn, by filing legal papers with the U.S. Supreme Court in defense of Texas HB 2. This law prevents abortion clinics from dumping the complications they cause onto other physicians and hospitals. It requires that abortionists have admitting privileges at a hospital...

2013-09-17 20:21:07

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Buzzfeed staff deleted Personhood USA's viral post "8 Outrageous Things Planned Parenthood Was Caught Doing" without warning on Thursday, amidst criticism from The Guardian and other mainstream media about allowing criticism of Planned Parenthood on their popular site. Buzzfeed retroactively enforced new community guidelines on Personhood USA that did not exist when the post was created. The post allegedly violated a newly created...

2013-09-12 12:29:31

PUEBLO, Colo., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Personhood USA successfully drew grassroots voters to the polls yesterday during Colorado's historic recall election. Planned Parenthood-endorsed Senate President Morse and Senator Giron lost their seats as local activists used the democratic process to make their voice heard. Planned Parenthood attempted to make the election about abortion, but the strategy backfired. Personhood contacted nearly 20,000 Pueblo households in...

2013-09-09 23:04:07

Today, the United Nations Foundation and Planned Parenthood Federation of America are honoring the life and legacy of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg with the third annual International Family Planning Hero Award. (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 Women in the U.S. and around the world lost an unwavering champion back in June. Today, the United Nations Foundation and Planned Parenthood Federation of America are honoring the life and legacy of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg with the third...